4 Best Sights in Greenpoint, New York City

WNYC Transmitter Park

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Greenpoint residents of all ages head to this waterfront park to soak up the sun and stunning views of the Midtown skyline. From the manicured lawn and the benches on the esplanade, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building seem just a stone’s throw away. Formerly the site of WNYC radio's transmission towers, this pristine public space opened in 2012, part of the city's ongoing project to redevelop waterfront property throughout the five boroughs.

Greenpoint Historic District

Landmarked in 1982, this historic district is lined with beautiful town houses. The area extends roughly from Calyer Street north to Kent Street, between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. The brick homes date from the 1850s, when Greenpoint was a major hub for shipbuilding and manufacturing. Walking along Franklin Street, north of Greenpoint Avenue, it's easy to feel like you've stepped into an Edward Hopper painting.

India Street Pier

This spruced-up, modern pier serves the NYC Ferry's East River route. Take in the stunning views of Midtown while you wait for the ferry to arrive.

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Monsignor McGolrick Park

The tree-lined allées and historic colonnaded pavilion (1910) of this park in southeastern Greenpoint evoke 18th-century France. Neighborhood kids skateboard and play on the paths after school and on weekends. On Sunday between 10 and 4, local purveyors like Brooklyn Grange (rooftop farmers) and Ovenly (bakers) sell their wares at the farmers' market.